News & Announcements

5th Annual Johannesburg Family Law Conference

Hilary Linton will be this year’s International Guest Speaker at the 5th Annual Johannesburg Family Law Conference. The event is scheduled to be held in Morningside, Sandton, South Africa on October 4 & 5, 2018. Hilary will discuss “Manipulative questioning: how mediators can use their number one tool”. For further information, please view the event flyer.

3rd Annual FAMAC Mediation Conference

On September 26 & 27, 2018 The 3rd Annual FAMAC Mediation Conference will take place at the Radisson Blu Le Vendome Hotel in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. Riverdale’s Hilary Linton is one of the scheduled speakers on Day 2, speaking on “Empowering parents and families through interest-based mediation and facilitative parenting coordination”. For further information, please view the event page.

Article in ADR Update (Issue 99, Winter 2018)

Our article on “The Promise of Family Arbitration-Mediation: Is It Real”? is featured in ADRIO’s recent Newsletter (Issue 99, Winter 2018, pages 15 & 16).

“Med-arb fits nicely in the continuum of evolving conflict resolution processes that are being developed, designed and refined to respond to contemporary access to justice challenges.” – Hilary Linton


The Honour Symposium – April 20

Presented by Next Stage Conflict Resolution and supported by Riverdale Mediation, The Honour Symposium, is a one-day mini-forum scheduled to be held at the Stratford Masonic Concert Hall on April 20, 2018.

The forum is designed to engage people in an innovative way who are involved in family restructuring and the support people who work with them (mediators, lawyers, mental health professionals, divorce coaches, etc.) and other service providers who are, or wish to be, supportive of separating couples through conscious, alternative processes that minimize conflict and encourage growth and optimum communication.

We are one of the scheduled speakers at this event, speaking about “Domestic Violence Screening”.

As well, the symposium will feature an afternoon performance of the play, Honour, written by Australian playwright, Joanna Murray-Smith. 

For further information, including the agenda, please view the event flyer.

PEI training in 2018

Hilary is getting ready to work with the Government of PEI next month training parenting coordinators in best practices for identifying, assessing and managing power imbalances and safety risks flowing from family violence. She and Elizabeth went to PEI last year to provide family arbitration training.